Scarecrow's Garden

On-line journal for a productive food garden on the edge of the outback in arid South Australia.
With freezing cold winters (frosts to - 10C) followed by scorching summers (temps up to 45C we make use of any water we get (Av rainfall 330.2mm).
The garden beds are shaded (during summer), heavily mulched, humus rich and most are now converted to wicking worm beds (20 beds).
Despite this harsh climate we manage to grow much of our own food.

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Basil Seed Mats

Last month I was contacted by the folks at Mr Fothergill's to try out some of their products. A box of goodies soon arrived and last week I had time to check out some of the things in it.
altThe Basil Seed Mats caught my eye
as I reckon I can get another crop of this to grow
before it gets too cold here.

altThese are great little 8cm rounds of tissue type paper with several seeds enclosed within.

You just fill a small pot with good quality potting mix lay the tissue round on top and cover with more potting mix.

They are easily watered as the seeds won't be dislodged.

I shall leave a couple of seedlings in this pot and pot up the rest for a late season harvest of fresh Sweet Genovese Basil.

altEven with our heat over the last week
these seedlings were up in a matter of days.

Other herbs in this range are Coriander, Flat Leaved Parsley and Chives. See here.

I would be interested to hear from anyone else has tried these seed mats and how you went.
Either leave a comment below or feel free to Email Me.

More from the box of goodies soon...

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I live in a rural township in the dry Mid North of South Australia on three town blocks giving us a total of half an acre.

In my mid fifties, I enjoy a simple lifestyle and growing our own food is a large part of that lifestyle.

Our 2 children have moved from home to live their own lives and we now enjoy watching our grand children grow.